In case you hadn't heard, the Matthews family might buy the Oakdale Mall and turn it into a "live, work, wellness and play environment" place. They would also change the name to "Oakdale Commons.

I have to admit that I like the name and the fact that they are trying to revive this historic landmark is a plus. I hadn't heard of any particulars but that didn't stop me from grabbing my Oakdale genie and asking for 3 (plus 2) wishes.

My five Oakdale Commons wishes are in no particular order (except for the first one) are: Chik-Fil-A, Go Kart Track, Indoor Skating Rink, Water Slide, and a second floor with a lot of escalators. As I look back, I think second floor escalators are my second choice.

So I asked you what you would like to see come to the Oakdale Mall...I mean Oakdale Commons. Some surprised me with their anti-Chik-Fil-A comments but that's okay because you are allowed to speak your mind here without me getting upset...unless it's about my daughter.

I think that Donna Rinker is on the right path with her suggestions, in fact, I think we must be related because we seem to think alike. Cheese Cake Factory (AWESOME), Dave and Busters (I'm disappointed I didn't think of that), Golden Corral (Where's Jeff Foxworthy when you need him), Fair Type Food (Donna, you are a genius), and small kiddie rides (who doesn't love kids).

Oakdale Mall, Listen Up! What The Southern Tier Thinks Should Go In The Oakdale Mall

Oakdale Mall? Oakdale Commons? Whatever it ends up being called, it's clear you all have some great suggestions of what you think should go in the current Oakdale Mall. Take a look!

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If you need to know anything about Upstate New York, know that its culture and tradition is distinct from the rest of the state.

Some things just make you sit back and say "wow, this is SO Upstate New York..."

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Whether it's a staycation in the next town over or a vacation from afar, these unique Upstate New York Airbnb rentals with bring the charm and eccentricity to any getaway.

The Spiedie Fest's Most Memorable Guests

The Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally; arguably Binghamton’s most cherished event. Every year, Binghamton locals, spiedie lovers, and hot-air balloon enthusiasts alike wait patiently for Binghamton, New York’s annual festival to roll around.  

The Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally is an annual three-day festival in Binghamton, New York celebrating the local community and its immersive culture; including the infamous spiedie sandwich and an array of hot air balloons; a sight common to locals.  

The Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally attracts over 100,000 people, including some popular celebrity faces and performers. 

Check it out! Here are 10 of the most memorable Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally guests: